Bangkok for the First-Timer: Must-See Sights and Experiences
An Experience to Remember!
Bangkok is one of the liveliest and most chaotic cities in the world and is a travel experience every traveller should have under their belt. From its bustling streets to eye-catching golden chedis, here are some of the things you have to do to get your fill of Bangkok.
The Grand Palace
The exquisite Grand Palace was once the official residence of the king and the seat of power in the state. An English audio tour is conducted free of charge along the extensive grounds from 10 am onwards.
The reclining Buddha
Wat Pho is the temple where the kings used to worship the Buddha and it is right next to the Grand Palace. This is where you will find the famous gold-plated reclining statue of the Buddha.
Traverse the Chao Phraya River
Chao Phraya was the main mode of transport centuries prior to its modern-day infrastructure. Even at present, 50,000 persons travel via the river daily! Hop on a boat tour to experience the city in all its dimensions. You can find a serviced apartment in Bangkok overlooking the river, and the likes of Chatrium Residence Riverside Bangkok is one of the options available.
Chatuchak Weekend Market
This is one of the largest open-air markets in Asia and covers over 1 km of 15 000 market stalls selling everything under the sun!